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Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
mitt romney made numerous stops all .ver the commonwealth >> the latest public policy poll shows a obama with a 50% lead over romney in virginia. with 3% still undecided, it is grabs.p for with 28 days to go and two more well,ential debates as the candidates are crisscrossing .he country thuman is live in arlington with the latest from the campaign trail. >> it that were giving out passports stems, these guys entire book just for virginia. when it comes to knocking on doors, making phone calls, and bothng voter contacts, well surpassed y did in 2008. >> we will win virginia again. >> thank you, virginia. >> practically virginia point,ce at this obama and mitt romney stops,ing frequent interviews, and always bleeding. find at leastto alwaysson who voted -- pleading. >> the race is narrowing by the day. sizablearch shows the ind for president obama september has vanished. suddenly there is a four point lead for romney. mitt romney is for the first time personalizing his pitches. >> i was serving as a pastor in my church. d son had beenol diagnosed with leukemia. as time went on, it b
ABC
Oct 18, 2012 7:00pm EDT
weeks. the adding up fast. since june, mitt romney has come to the commonwealth 20 times. tomorrow will be the president's 18th. only ohio and florida topped those numbers. today, the president in new hampshire and new york. >> we've got a debate on monday on foreign policy, add i am very interested in seeing what governor romney has to say about this. >> backing him up, president clinton and bruce springsteen in ohio. for mitt romney, a rare day with no rally but his running mate was in florida. >> we the people run the government, not the other way around. the government works for the people. >> and his surrogate, a little surprise, once again talking about the old dominion on tv. >> his friends on is that -- the trends are unmistakably going toward mitt romney. five months ago, mitt romney was down eight points in virginia. today, almost all the polls have him up one, two or more points. >> both men will tonight be together for an election-year tradition, a charity dinner with a folk -- poke a little fun at themselves. plenty more tv appearances. today, on the jon stewart "daily
ABC
Oct 23, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild amera by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this s advertising. welcome back to battleground virginia. nation'ss ago, the young voters were swept up in a aboutwave of excitement election.ential >> but recent polls have indicated that there has been a enthusiasm cap in that .ge group this time around the discuss the reasons for that. as we know, the excitement voters four years ago had to do with the aboutility the nation was make history electing its first african-american president. year, they are not quite as eager. >> president obama spent an on virginia time college campuses, and it is not because he is angling for an honorary degree. it is because although great numbers of young people turned out for him in 2008, this year, according to depue research center, young people are less interested in this campaign. >>
ABC
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
debate. ann romney kept the momentum going for her husband, stopping into a campaign headquarters in orlando, florida. she brought peas sack find out autographs and called supporters. >> this is anne romney calling. >> and campaign news from the democratic side, aides announced president obama raised a record $181 million in september. the president will continue raising money tomorrow in los angeles. he nissan francisco monday night for a couldn't certain fundraiser at the bill graham auditorium. >>> the man who served as the pope's butler is now serving time. he was convicted in a vatican city court offing a aggravated t for leaking confidential papal documents and has been ordered to serve out his sentence in a prison. he cold the court he wanted to explosion wrong-doing and corruption and gave the documents to an italian journalist. police found more than a thousand important documents in his apartment. some signed by pope benedict and some thriebled be destroyed. >> fast-moving evebtses to bring accused terrorists to justice. just hours ago five terror suspects faced federal jud
ABC
Oct 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
romney's record as governor. he said he targeted the middle class with fees and taxes and will be hard for romney to accomplish all the last-minute promises. in florida, mitt romney says the president has shrunk from his promises he made. romney says he won't do that and his tenure as president would include more cooperation chaos the aisle. romney said now is not the time to demonize political opponents and build bridges with at the democrats. >> take a look at this, a political ad that reaches a new level. he at that time few res mitt romney's campaign on his face for a bid of $15,000. he posted a listing on ebay offering to get the logo tattoo. the winning bidder is anonmowz. >> and leigh glaser ha >>> let's get it over to leigh for a check on the forecast. >> leigh: right now temperatures in the 70s and we have clear sky. a few high cloud. live doppler 7hd picking up on the clearing across much of the bay area. cooler skies and get ready for overnight temperatures down to the upper 40s, and 50s elsewhere. so, high pressure will dominate tomorrow so here is a look at your highs. not a l
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage laborabo its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? barack obama and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your m medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. even on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. [inaudible] >> breaking news is coming in washington.st seven residents were rescued by firefighters. people may soon be searching for e to wait -- to live. tom roussey has the first report of there. now live. >> workers are still out here up the scene tonight. a fire department has not the offic
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in today.round virginia but on the heels of a new mason- oll that indicates that the governor romney is up over president obama in florida. scott, there is a different feel romney campaign today. re definitely is. been calling him for the closely since last year. there is definitely a different feel. the mason-dixon poll has them up da and up to inri virginia. uee nose at those are tr certainlybut they changed -- who knows if those are true numbers, but they certainly changed the tone. romney has a comfortable sense of optimism. live music from hank williams' today, bigger signs and gital billboards play a few od biography. >> i am very excited. ot of people are on.hing i see these obama rallies and they're chanting of a " four more years." we're thinking four more weeks. >> the momentum should go after night's exchange, particularly due to vice biden's expressive tactics. was a dishonor to his office. i am so glad he kept his cool even though he was interrupted 87 times. embarrassing. t fix washington from the inside. t from thely do i outside. we will give him that chance. >> i fin
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
tightening. mitt romney and president obama are hitting the battleground states. many of the key states are up for grabs. according to the new university survey, governor romney now leads in colorado, but still trailing in virginia and wisconsin. >> a tragic story developing in baltimore. a grandmother and four young children are dead following a house fire. the fire started around 2:00 this morning. the woman's husband and daughter jumped out of the window and survived. the four children were all under the age of seven. two firefighters were also hurt. >> some changes in the kind of crime being committed at metro stations. violent crime is down, but the steps are up. -- thefts are up. >> if anyone out there it is attached to their smart phone know they have been sufficiently warned to this report. all those criminals lurking in metro stations and trains are also very interested in your smart phone. the smart phone is a critical tool for professional and social interaction. matra announced quarterly figures up system wide by 7%. due primarily to the theft of electronic devices. >> i am
ABC
Oct 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
for obama and mitt romney left untilwo weeks votes. the president urged everyone to polls, in florida. i need you to vote, because you've got a very big choice to make. between twot candidates or two parties. choice between two very different visions for this country that we love. >> romney went through a stop in nevada and then an event tonight in colorado. final debate last night, candidates had several including libya and s and foundlitary cut ground on some policies. it is clear governor romney is not ready to be the commander-in-chief. >> i disagree. i think this is a fantastic debate. won,nk governor romney americans for the third time now got to see a man ready e a. great theach side is hoping sway small pool of undecided voters. >> i think it does make a people, infor some terms of understanding which support, on how themselves. money makes aaign difference. >> the president has a one point in an abc news poll. a very small margin. anything can happen. at 7:00 special news battlegroundore on virginia. >> mitt romney and paul ryan in nevada and colorado. the president a
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, look ahead to [ mitt romney ] there are two very different paths the country can take. one is a path represented by the president, which, at the end of four years, it'd mean we'd have $20 trillion in debt. i'll get people back to work ith 12 million new jobs. not by cutting the progm but by getting them goojobs. i'll work with you. i'll lead you in an open and honest wayo make sure that we all together maintain america as the hope of the earth. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >> there were long lines at the polls. marilyn's governor as you can see, voted this morning in baltimore -- maryland's governor. early voting was supposed to end tomorrow in maryland, but polls will be open on friday as well in virginia. in-person absentee voting will continue through the weekend. >> presidential campaigns have taken on a different tone in the wake of hurricane center. >> president obama spend the day touring the damage of center with one of his political opponents now one his allies. >> the campaigns as you know have been walking a fine line. when is it too early to truly politick
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
romney's bump post-first is lasting. cooper has more. gordon, the two candidates debate prep.in is paul ryan and joe biden on the road today. ryan says he will take his 10- daughter on her first after romney winds. says not so fast. the first lady made reference the 47% who had fallen on times. in this america, we extend a get backand while they their feet again. what we believe. i> michelle obama treated " just got my absentee ballot in year -- in e-mail. wait for election day. love you. m.o." >> you can vote early so on election day you can get people to the polls. this election is so important, youred to to talk to relatives. mitt romneyl shows obama in a dead heat man with 47% of nationwide polls. mitt romney has a t doug-point lead -- two-point lead in some of being more competitive states. is that 48% with at 47%.ney right behind there is some controversy by the son ofmade former governor of wisconsin. "it isernor jason said send president barack obama back to chicago or to kenya." he has apologized. thank you, rebecca. able to watch the debate tomorrow. coverage begins at 9:00. w
ABC
Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
beforevirginia voters the final debate. >> mitt romney is already in preparing for any event debate prep. the president will be at camp .avid he paid his second visit to mason university where e coined a new term for romney's memory lapses. cooper has the latest. >> mitt romney and paul ryan are rally they saya will draw 10,000 supporters. president obama was in northern showing -- it was here where polo unveiled latest attack line. at hisis forgetting positions are. "romnesia."s called is the good news. obamacare covers pre-existing conditions. campaign officials point to new number showing their a lead inwith virginia. e point lead in florida. >> we have to cut spending. we have had four budget deficits r four years. that is a problem. >> both candidates appeared at the dinner where romney leveled this one minor. >> with everyone in a white what you have to wonder thinking, so little time, much to redistribute. >> on the daily show with jon stewrat, he was asked about his debate appearance. >> i am which debate was which? >> the interview turned serious about libya. >> it is not o
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
employment statistics. outside the rally, romney counter this seemingly good news. obama wants to celebrate an economy where one in six americans are in he can do that. i do not think that is what americans are feeling right now. is only one more report so these have an influence especially those who are early voting. we will take a closer look at andimpact of these figures the president was talking about bird again. more on the argument over sesame street. >> our coverage continues right now on wjla.com. you can get our analysis of the debate and also the fallout from romney's comments on the bird and pbs. >> hello. nice to see you. >> happy friday. >> it is a friday all right. >> big changes are coming. this could come with some rain for the weekend. bob ryan has what we can expect. >> here in the weather center, what a wonderful day. i would like to talk about today. we would like to have it for saturday and sunday. above 80.ature is right now is 81 degrees. no sign of the big chill to come. look at the temperature right detroit. chicago was 49 degrees. that cold air, there is
ABC
Oct 21, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. president barack obama is at camp david, and mitt romney is in florida. richard, even with the two debates down, there are still people who have not decided who they will vote for. >> a lot of undecided votes out there. one poll put this race a dead heat -- 47% for each candidate. many folks at the white house say they will be watching that debate. emma i am and decided, actually. >> i've made my decision. >> is it is here, like the rest of the country, are split. >> president obama. >> i will vote for mitt romney. >> this topic -- foreign policy. >> spoiler alert -- we got bin laden. >> mitt romney bashing the administration for its missile response to the attack in libya what he called a failed approach to the region. >> this calls into question the president's policy in the middle east. >> -- a leading policy will be big monday night. >> the challenge for president obama will be defining the middle east strategy going forward. -- articulating policy will be big monday night. >> for mitt romney the big challenge is how you drill down into specific policies. >> meanwhile it is und
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.g. >> devastation this noon in after a fire killed a grandmother and her four .randchildren _ also heard in the fire. story here in baltimore. west ofghborhood just i-95. 2:00 a.m. is when the call for help came in. when firefighters arrived, they that there were flames every window in the house. as they were setting up, they saw one man jumped from the second floor. at that point, they knew they were people trapped inside. suited up and went in the building. of the firefighters made his to the second-floor but actually fell through the floor all the way to the basement, right on top of a fellow firefighter. but we arenjured their injuries were not serious. it took a long time, almost an get the fire, to control. when firefighters were able to the their wa
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
bigger concern in these parts. anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wadede. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads sayay. we know what he'll do. president obama: i i barack kobama and... i approve this message. ikmillion dollars for maryland one hundred schools.ty... question seven w will double i. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating llions of dolls... every year, without raising taxes. leggett: and audits will ensure the money goes... where it's supposed to. more jobs, and millions for schools. baker: question seven will be good for our kids... our teachers, and our schools. leggett: keep maryland money in maryland. baker: please vote for question seven. leggett: vote foquest
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
are on the road. former massachusetts governor mitt romney is hoping to ride a wave of momentum while the president is raising money. >> we've got some work to do. we've got an election to win. >> sunday night, president obama held a star-studded fundraiser in southern california. that included a-listers george clooney, stevie wonder, john bon jovi and i katy perry. with so many stars in the audience, he poked fun at his less-than-stellar debate performance last week. >> everybody here is incredible professionals. they're such great friends. and they just perform flawlessly. night after night. i can't always say the same. [laughter] [cheers] >> republican candidate mitt romney rallied supporters in the critical state of florida on sunday. he warned that a second term for president obama would lead to the kind of economic ruin that crushes the american dream. >> we're going to hold that torch very high on november 6. the world is going to see we're serious about coming back and strengthening the base of this great country. >> while mr. obama continues to outraise mr. romney other repub
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 6:30pm EDT
before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >> hurricanes in the becoming an unwanted october surprise but before the election. n unwantedne sandy a surprise. there above supposed to campaign virginia but that shifted plans. bromley will be in wisconsin. they both say they will refrain out emails it during the storm. clacks out west in hawaii, alert.are on high earlier today, a tsunami warning issued and lifted after a earthquake off the canada.coast of the 7.7 magnitude earthquake triggered 8 foot waves in anncr: seven-hundred-thousand jobs. that's what the plan george allen supports... would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign cmittee... is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> we some bread bill earlier in the wind w
ABC
Oct 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. president obama took part at a rally in denver. mitt romney was also in nevada taking part in an event in reno. the to remain in a neck in neck with less than two weeks ago. closer to home, an investigation is under way following the case arson surrounding a campaign sign. to a woman'sire sign in her front yard. was an leesburg monday morning. another romney sign was spray- painted. tonight asorm watch ony are keeping a close eye hurricane sandy. potential that storm could big problems in our region. bob ryan joins us with the projections. what is the latest? >> it is a bit stronger, it is cuba.ching the coast of it is very unusual for late october. winds are now 90 miles per hour able be moving across cuba. -- and it will be moving across cuba. the general track is still to theg it very close east coast. very latest. a 70%eans about would bety that sandy off the coast. even if it is off the coast, become a hybrid storm, it would be causing a lot of problems along the east coast and especially in to new england. what about the marine corps marathon? i think the impact would the weather
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, aides president obama promise he will be more aggressive as he faces mitt romney. polls show romney was the clear winner in the last debate. the president is in williamsburg virginia, and romney is in massachusetts. be sure to stay with abc 7 complete coverage of the second presidential debate. we will bring it to you live on c-spanstarting at 9:00 p.m.. >> the number of people affected by the meningitis outbreak has reached 235. the death toll stands at 15. a 15th case was reported in maryland yesterday. several people in virginia have been effected. it has been linked to steroid shots used for back pain and into a specialty pharmacy and massachusetts. the medicine has been recalled. >> a deadly shooting at a house party in pasadena, maryland. police arrested two men, charged with killing one man and wounding another man sitting outside a house early yesterday morning. police are still investigating the shooting and are asking witnesses to come forward. >> three different fires in our area over the last 24 hours. one woman is in the hospital. dozens of others are without their home. th
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
candidate mitt romney campaigning in battleground virginia. looks like they're getting ready to announce that he will be speaking soon at carter machinery in abingdon. president obama in virginia as well. >> scott thuman joins us from george mason university. seems like a more confident president obama than we saw during the debate scott. we would check back with him in a couple minutes. the president speaking after 11:00 this morning in virginia at george mason in fairfax. we will have a live report. >> a with abc 7, your election station. continuing coverage of the election and the latest information on our website at wjla.com. turning to a story developing in bethesda. montgomery county fire fighters on the scene of a propane leak in bethesda. >> at least five homes have been evacuated. fire crews monitoring air quality. john gonzalez has an exclusive with the affected residents. >> unique, modern technology being added to this home. but careless mistake this morning for his -- put his entire neighborhoods in danger. >> you could smell the gas in the air. >> workers were digg
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
romney is conducting his debate preparations in massachusetts. stay with us for complete coverage of the second presidential debate. we will bring it to you live on tuesday, starting at 9:00 p.m. >> a woman is recovering, fighting for her life after fire raced through rahm this morning. firefighters found flames shooting from the basement. after they put the fire out, they searched the home and found a woman inside. she is in critical condition tonight. there is no word yet on what caused the fire. >> heavy smoke and flames on the second and third floor of an apartment building. nearly a dozen residents got out quickly. investigators believe a space heater in a second-floor apartment was the cause. the red cross is helping families who don't have a place to stay tonight. >> a man suspected in to our present an attempted robbery is now in custody. prince george's county police arrested the 17-eurocom and he was charged as adults. investigators say he was responsible for robbing a two student at gunpoint and attempting to rob a third last wednesday. >> families came together for a reun
ABC
Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
says the most serious issue facing voters is who they can trust. he accused romney of shifting positions on key issues. the president later joined vice president biden in ohio for an event there. mitt romney and his running mate visited henderson nevada this afternoon and tonight, they will host an event in colorado. >> with only two weeks before the election and a final debate already in the books, all the candidates have 2 left -- have left to sway voters is the campaign. president obama will be heading up virginia voters. we wonder what are voters in the battleground thinking at this point? >> we keep talking about undecided voters. at this point, we were hard- pressed to find voters who did not already have their minds made up. the third and fi along way toward closing the deal done. >> population 282. nestled in the middle of horse country, this tiny town is a microcosm of this battleground state. the republicans spent that day bisecting the third and final debate. among them, this group of women out for a leisurely lunch and unswayed. >> president obama looked a little an
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and the stormwatch 7 app on your smartphone. and in the race for president mitt romney is crisscrossing the old dominion. >> that's right. this is his second stop in a virginia at newport news. this comes out -- as polls show the race between romney and president obama are in a dead heat. >> a poll taken after last week's debate shows running getting a bounce in the polls. that same gallup poll shows that voters thought overwhelmingly romney won that debate, the biggest debate when ever recorded by gallup. republican presidential candidate mitt romney tipperary break -- took a rare break talking about the economy and slammed the policy in the middle east. >> it is clear the conflict is higher now than when the president took office. >> trying to seize on the president's handling of last month's attack in libya. >> i know the president hopes for a safer freer, and more prosperous middle east, allied with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> the candidate went to an impromptu third stop after 100 middle school kids waved at his motorcade. romney's numbers ar
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
night's debate now means a lot more. a cnn poll shows president obama romney in a dead heat. is ahead by just three points. tonight mr. obama continues to for that debate in a t -- from the las vegas area. mitt romney did have an event tonight. a rally at the wings the rockies in denver. republican nominee has been in all weekend preparing for the debate. see if that fiscal be cushioned with a of taxpayer money. >> police in prince boomtown said someone is going around ripping peoples and jewelry of while they are wearing it. ripping peoples and jewelry of while t[ male announcer ]. for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow w options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage paym,ents, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how impmportant cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. a jury keep on the loose in prince william county tonight. is rippingect necklaces right off the victims. tom, tell us about this. >> i am on cover stone drive a
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
-raising contest. all three winners live-in battleground states, by the way. the romney campaign also tried to reach out to voters. the gop challenger and his running mate hosted a campaign rally in lancaster, ohio today. he accused joe biden of doubling down on denial. these comments come as we learn more than 50 million people watched last night's vice presidential debates. we're also keeping a close watch tonight on a breaking story that is grabbing a lot of attention. the nationals are a few innings away from advancing in the playoffs. right now, they are beating the st. louis cardinals in game 5. the winner of this game tonight advances in the playoffs. the loser goes som. -- goes home. it would be the biggest win in nationals history. >> we do not want to jinx it. i expected to talk to a lot of fans who were overly cautious. these fans came here expecting to see a victory. these fans have been on their feet. they have stayed that way for the last 2.5 hours. top of the seventh, the nationals are up 6-3. they are on fire tonight, and so are the fans. every seat was filled and it i
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
showing at the debate. got onto the stage, i met this very spirited fellow to be mitt romney. when he was asked what he to cut thelly do deficit, and reduce spending, he said he would eliminate funding for public television. k goodness someone is on big getting tough bird. the sarcastic mocking, part of a 1-2 punch. >> there is. >> democrats admit they could more last night. today, i'll least a slight momentum shift. going toent obama is prop extensively. on the next debate, a town hall format. >> mitt romney is riding high. even made a surprise stop at conservative political action conference. his big night seems to be paying off. his press secretary -- much of that money is going to be spent right here in virginia. we are looking forward to the debate, it is a week from tonight. people expect plenty of fireworks. battleground virginia is getting a lot of attention. it starts tonight with mitt romney and paul ryan. mitt romney will hold a rally tomorrow. the president will be in vienna, va. tomorrow. monday, governor romney is back with a speech in lexington, virginia. our coverag
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
romney is once again campaigning in battle ran virginia. he stopped in the military institute in lexington. he is portraying his approach as a stark contrast to what he calls the failed policies of president obama. we will have more coming up at 6:00. >> and onto a different contest. a lot of people around here were happy to see game two. >> national's plans are full of playoff excitement right now. -- nationals fans are full of playoff excitement right now. everyone is hoping for a short series. than they can come home on wednesday. >> that's right. we are live with all the playoff was. -- buzz. >> is an absolutely gorgeous day for baseball in st. louis. in that field, what they called cardinal nation, there are a lot of the nationals fans hoping for another big win today. >> tickets. >> october has nationals fans hoping nationalsa big win. >> we tried never to miss the game. when we heard they were going to be here, we left right away. >> unfortunately there are not enough to really build up a crowd, but the few who are here are really ready for another nats win. >> fans waited
ABC
Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
them did it last night. >> the internet blew up with opinions, posts, and pictures about romney's binders full of women. >> they bought -- brought us binders full of women. >> others is a both candidates have yet to say what their plan is. >> it's a big issue. >> all eyes were on the friction, the interruptions the body language. some say it took away from the real issues like jobs and the economy. >> they need to get out there and say, here is my plan. >> hitting the road again today pushing for women voters. governor romney is down in chesapeake va., and president obama in iowa. the final debate is scheduled this monday in florida. >> it will be in boca raton fla., and it will focus on foreign policy. you can watch that debate right here on abc 7. >> let's turn to the trayvon martin shooting. a trial date has been set in the case against george zimmerman. the attorneys were in court today asking for hearings on the evidence saying they are tracking the evidence in the shooting death and zimmerman remains in hiding and did not attend the court hearing today. five people in colora
ABC
Oct 23, 2012 11:00pm EDT
of excuses and in november, you'll make sure he's out of office. >> mitt romney and running mate paul ryan spoke about an hour ago at a rally in denver. earlier in the day romney was in henderson nevada, who said he would help small business owners. the president took aim at romney in the biggest battleground state of them all. >> if you say you won't give a big tax cut to the wealthy but you're on a video promising your tax cut would include the top 1%, that sounds like a classic case of romnesia. >> president obama continues the romnesia theme while appearing with joe biden in dayton. mr. obama accused romney of waffling on several key issues but the obama campaign may be bracing for card from donald trump who says he will big announcement related to president obama tomorrow. details have not been released. close to the home, community and religious leaders were in silver spring tonight urging people to support question 4. >> making sure that all of our maryland youth have the opportunity to go to college and university. >> question 4 is also known as the dream act and if passed, it
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the polls. president obama and mitt romney are preparing for their next debate. it will be held tomorrow night in a town hall style setting it at hofstra university. president obama is practicing in virginia today. his campaign predicts he will be feistier this time around. meanwhile, romney is preparing in his massachusetts home tonight. you can watch the debate live on abc7. you can go to our website. you can give us your instant reaction to the debate. leon? >> usually there is football talk around the water cooler. but we are going to start today with felix baumgartner and his 23-mile long plummet to earth. it was incredible. we have more reaction to that crazy jump. >> 8 million watched it live on youtube. it turns out it was not some evil can evil dare devil like studs. -- evil can evil -- evil kneviel their double stunt. >> felix baumgartner landed in the history books. never had anyone jump from that height. never hadnyone broken the sound barrier without an aircraft. at the smithsonian, folks were still buzzing about. >> i thought it was spectacular. you have got to adm
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Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. don't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both c our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...becau we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. >> as we learned last august, earthquakes can be with bothble, location and intensity. nobody ever expected one around here. >> that is right, which is why have to have earthquake drills like we had today. john gonzalez was at one in ruston. there was a 3.5. quickened breasted this morning. last y
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
president obama -- mitt romney leading president obama. mr. obama takes several interviews at the white house including one with mtv. meanwhile, romney was an ohio today, where he and the president are battling in the polls. romney has canceled an event at virginia beach on sunday because of hurricane sandy concerns. some fairfax county voters are complaining about what could potentially be a big problem with the voting machines. but is a a mechanical problem or a human error? jeff what is the story? >> disch here in fairfax county, the highest level of registered voters ever. both campaigns are competing hard to get voters on their side. democrats are alleging there are also problems with the voting machines. the county, though, is holding its ground. and every vote counts. >> the question in fairfax county is not whether every vote counts but whether they are being counted correctly. >> it is very straightforward. >> many voters lining up to cast in person absentee ballots are using electronic voting machines. >> it is much better than any other way. anybody can read can do this. tota
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney d i approve this message. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. forward anding it congress right now. you have been president for four years. >> the economy, jobs, health care. a lot more. just over a month before election day. tonight, president obama and the stagey took to the first of three .ebates spiri many of you probably have about whoopinions top.up on we are live in our newsroom with bothcomes next for parties. about observation, a la men handedto to other. mitt romney held his own. saying he was more keeping the on defense. that is a victory. got called out a couple of times. the fight over tax cuts and reducing the deficit. >> i will not reduce the share by high income individuals. your running mate keep saying that. know it is a popular thing to say. e case.ot th boys. five i am used to people saying is not always repeating it on d hoping i will believe it. >> for 80 months, he has been this tax plan. -- 18 months, he has
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
injuries. >> 33 days until the election, is in therst debate books. high expectations for romney, and he came out swinging. his moves made even harsh he had a goodat debate. -- admit he had a good debate. >> the debate started with a handshake and then turned into assault by mitt romney, going after the left four years in office. president's policies, middle income americans have been crushed. he also described the cuts. will stop the subsidy to pbs. spending things to borrow money from china to for it. >> 5 million jobs in the private created. industry has come back and housing has begun to rise. said there was no way mitt promise ofd keep his taxes without adding to deficit. before thee weeks election, he says his big, bold idea is never mind. >> the president never brought the controversial 47%,. analysts say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like this could wipe slate clean. >> as both candidates hit the supporters of, the present offer this a device. -- twohave to the war debates, did it to mitt romney. >> this debate is making a new on the -- is having a on twit
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Oct 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to ta carere of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> bracing for the worst. >> we have been in the weather center for four or five days talking about this storm and bob ryan is going to join us. it's an amazing system. it's just the size and the power. >> a week ago we were around this desk and you were predicting this storm. >> it was beautiful with temperatures around 80 degrees. how things have changed. the surf has picked up and it's going to deteriorate throw the night and into the day tomorrow. temperatures at 55 degrees and winds out of the north at 15 but we have stronger gusts out there. we will have wind gusts in excess of 50 to 60 miles per hour. virginia ha gusted
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> meanwhile the president went after brawny on a different set of numbers, reducing the -- after romney on a different set of numbersg the deficit. >> of mitt romney will bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> republicans insisting it is time to tighten our fiscal belt if we are serious about the recovery based on what they call a more realistic math. new numbers is coming in now we see a mitt romney is up one. in virginia -- one point in virginia. that is a significant shift. >> thank you. on monday, at mitt romney will be back in virginia giving a speech in lexington. on tuesday, michelle obama will be in loudoun county. >> the president's campaign fund-raising hit a record high. sources say he raised close to $150 million in september more than any previous month and in the campaign this election cycle. mitt romney has yet to report his september numbers. he raised $112 million in august. >> and change is coming for the weather. it looks like this season's are going to change in terms of the temperatures. after it temperatures in the 70's and 80's, we are headed into fall weather
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Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
debate tomorrow night in new york. practicing at a williamsburg. republican nominee mitt romney practicing in boston. a new washington post poll the candidates are locked in a dead heat nationally. only one in eight voters at point still say they're undecided. >> are partners at "politico have released a new poll that of life for signs the romney campaign. romney leaves 50% to 48% in states including virginia and ohio among likely voters. three-quarters of those who d the first debate said that romney was the winner. regardless, 53% of voters still the president will win reelection. from 61%.n >> if you are not registered to vote, today is the final day for residents ifd.c. to vote in the november election. register in person at local election office or by mail. and october 15 postmark is the only application that will be acceptable. >> people on both sides of the aisle remembering former pennsylvania senator arlen after a battleed yesterday. during his three decades in the wh he was, wo was often with fellow republicans. parties late in his career. he was 82 years old. often at
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
indicating mitt romney, down not y a double digits, with womenead even voters. and it is astonishing. don't you want to be equal? >> volunteers canvassed the hoping they can get to the polls. it is the president stressed the way to ensure his supporters they will get what d need.nt an >> you want to know that whoever the oval office is going to fight for you. richmond, theft chicago. took off for saw him vote.e this is the first time in u.s. history that a sitting president took part in early voting, something he has been promoting heavily. said they don't remotely believe the new poll numbers that show he and mitt are now even among women voters. maureen? >> the president received two endorsements today. colin secretary of state powell said he is backing the did four years ago and was supposed has also endorsed mr. obama. romney will be back in sunday. about ohio. all he has to more events as part of his day long, four-city tour. romney said there is a difference between his path to the future and the presidents. campaign brought a record $111 million the first two weeks of october.
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Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. toyota sports brought to you by your dealers.ota >> it really seems like nothing rgiii.ck he tallied 123 passing yards today and a touchdown. his biggest accomplishment might to win lates will the game. check this out -- ouch, that has t to her. they collide in warm up. both were inactive because of this. seems they are ok. late in the first, 3-0 bucs. he fumbles and takes it up, 7-3 skins. they try the same play. e around, here he is. he cruises in the end zone. his fourth rushing td of the season. later, right up the cut -- a 30--- 39-yard t. d he had 113 yards on the day. third quarter, judge freeman throws to jackson. skin's lead 21-13. then it is 21-19. he does work to give the bucs lead.int runs an-- rgiii offense. into field-goal range
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Oct 13, 2012 11:30pm EDT
mitt romney as they go head-to-head. >> they are honing in on key issues. we have a pre beyond what is to come. -- preview of what is to come. >> mitt romney spend time saturday at a hotel preparing before holding a campaign event. >> his plan is different. there is no question that you see higher taxes. the vice president said taxes up by a $1 -- $1 trillion dollars. will not raise taxes on the class or on small business. obama went to virginia for debate preparation. he focused on the auto industry. >> auto sales are the highest been in four years. she and is back. ford and chrysler are growing again -- gm is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. >> they meet again on tuesday night in new york for the town hall-style debate. >> a former campaign aide to vincent gray was sentenced this week. l serve 24 months of probation and perform 200 hours of community service. he pled guilty to paying another candidate and making false statements. probation was recommended since he has cooperated with the ongoing investigation. two others have also pled guilty. >> the suspects and charged
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Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
going forward with the events in ohio and iowa today -- mr. romney is going the events in ohio iowa today. they are collecting supplies for in virginia and a being used for efforts. on the hurricane that there is other news we need to update you on. an investigation in falls church found in ay was burned home at 4:00 a.m.. the flames were so intense that -- that a nearby home was also damaged. coming up next, we'll continue coverage of hurricane sandy. wwill check in with their crews on the roads and beaches and jacqui jeras will have the on the storm track. at 395.a look on the storm track. at [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. si looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney
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Oct 22, 2012 11:00pm EDT
voters head to the polls. president barack obama former massachusetts governor mitt romney. the two talked tough about each other predominantly over foreign affairs. this debate was particularly important consider the recent attacks overseas including the bombing that includes u.s. ambassador. abc 7 is with complete coverage. scott david is live to break down the issues. >> of all the debates, there was perhaps the president's will house. governor romney was effective in trying to play down characteristickizations that he would be a war hog. perhaps a bit passive at times. but still plenty of barbs between these two. there were no finger pointing this time. but the tension and distaste for each other took only minutes to surface. >> i have to tell you that, your strategy previously has been one that has been all over the map. >> my strategy is pretty straightforward. >> the president aiming far win was aggressive, pushing romney for more clarity on plans for a stable afghanistan and iraq. mitt romney insided national security depends on a good economy. >> for us to promote those pri
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Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm EDT
unusual scene. [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i edoked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contreption at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an optn in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. of molotov incidents cocktail of lightly. another one involves someone being set on fire early sunday morning. police have to go to calvert county. exploded incktail someone's yard. was hurt.se, nobody thursday, police arrested a who threw a firebomb into the ballston, the mall. t case, it did not explode. nobody was hurt in that incident. be said forld not attack in long beach, , where one man has been beingally injured after set on fire. we have to warn you, some of video is graphic. the 59-year-old man is suddenly bottle and the whole thing explode into flam
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
deadlocked among registered voters and among likely voters, a four point lead for romney. it seems romney has showed his more personal, softer side. >> the 14-year-old son had been diagnosed with leukemia. it became clear there was not going to be a cure, so i met with david, became his friend. >> this is the latest ad approved by the president himself. >> criminals gluttons of greed and the evil genius who towered over them? one man with the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> sesame workshop has now asked that that ad be taken down since it wants to remain apolitical. about 11% more say they strongly support romney. that puts him just about even with the president's numbers. >> the presidential running mates are taking a break from the campaign trail right now so they can prepare for this week's debate. the vice presidential debate will be held thursday night in danville, ky at 9:00. you can expect will car bridge and analysis from scott and the abc 7 political team. we will take a look at the critical role virginia place in our battleground virginia special, and
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
going up will get the first question tonight, and that means romney will get the at least on stage. maureen? >> thank you so much, scott. our coverage begins tonight with a wrap up at 11:00 -- it begins e debate and then a wrap up at 11:00. smartphone, ayour computer and give us your thoughts. gordon? rubio spent the day campaigning. had a lot of fun with the joe bidenrom yesterday. are saying that is an acknowledgement that a is policies have past four years policiesent obama's failed for the past four years. not seeton says many do as victims, as mr. would's comments indicate. aboutere also talking accounts in the cayman islands. >> a fairly wide gap between the candidates for the senate. former governor, democrat tim against republican george allen. that same poll also shows obama ahead of mitt romney. >> police are trying to figure out if 5 attacks in springfield are related. samean was attacked in the block previously. police say each of the five attacks involved a man coming up behind the woman and then running off. >> police officers faced of richard brutality. e police offi
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Oct 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
tt romney. >> they have arrived in new york for the second debate of the presidential election season. after an intense weekend of preparations and practice, center stage will be the sports complex at hofstra university in long island. the debate gets under way in exactly three hours. our senior political reporter talked to both sides about what to expect tonight. scott. >> gordon, the town hall setting means the questions come from the audience. they will get somewhere around a dozen or more split between domestic and foreign policy. a lot of pressure tonight on both men. the president has been taking heat since october 3rd. that was the last debate. that is a long time and he will be looking to rebound. >> how do you feel about tonight? >> i feel fabulous. >> the president hungry for a rematch and redemption. mitt romney hoping for a repeat and voters anxious for round two. >> i think romney needs to be more prepared for a town hall meeting. >> romney could be pressed on his 47% comment the president on libya a question he ignored earlier today as critics claim hill the presi
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Oct 31, 2012 12:00pm EDT
romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney nd i approve this message. >> the first washington area trouble after a crash early this morning. you can see it happened on the of the beltway near college park. all lanes are open now. cause of the crash remains under investigation. authorities investigating explosions that happens at home in two homes ing and stafford county. by a pipe damaged yesterday exploded morning. e on normandie avenue in was so powerful that it shattered windows and blew a small hole in the roof. >> i heard a loud bang, kind of crack sound and we knew it was not a transformer. >> none of the occupants in any of the homes were injured. stafford county sher
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Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >> this is abc 7 breaking news. >> we are following breaking news. >> a tree has fallen onto a truck. you can see the pictures live from the chopper. this happened about 30 minutes ago on connecticut avenue at randolph road. we're told nobody was hurt. county crews are on their way to clear the tree. connecticut avenue will be closed until the rest is cleared. you can see the damage to the truck. you can see the tree on top of another vehicle on the top part of the screen. we will have more details through the newscast. >> a man shot in a confrontation with police in silver spring has died. >> this happened after police say the man tried to force his way into a home where his girlfriend is a live-in nanny. >> montgomery county police got a call around 4:00 this morning from the gunman saying he wanted to do harm to himself and possibly others. >> the next door neighbor heard seven or a gunshot. he and his roommates hit the floor. >> i jumped on the floor because i did not know what was going on. i saw my roommate walking down the hall.
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Oct 19, 2012 12:00pm EDT
key. about ohio. worried virginia is the key. >> mitt romney is in florida, win state.t according to a gallup poll, points,leaves by 7 p but a a -- leads by 7 points, but other polls show different results. , the two men took a from the campaign trail to comedy at a fund- raiser in new york. of you may have i had a lot more in the second debate. i felt really well rested after the knapp i took in the first page. -- now i took in the first debate. >> president obama and i are each of someone to lean in our corner.s i have and. he has bill clinton. >> the final debate is scheduled for monday. topic is foreign-policy. >> vice president by an appeal -- vice president biden appealed to florida voters today. the romney campaign is also h bothg florida hard wit romney and paul ryan speaking there later on. speak inistie will richmond today on behalf of the romney campaign. michelle obama talked about life house, here husband's reelection bid and howard has been reacts to watching basketball games of his daughter. he talks the refs, and one , a sit-down.s like of aming up, the case molesters
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